Why do I need a Marine Survey?

The Nawiliwili Yacht Club will be offering the next in a series of bi-monthly informational slide shows and lectures to members and the general public called the “NYC Enrichment Series.”

Jack Mackinnon, a professional marine surveyor will discuss: Why do I need a Marine Survey, on Wednesday, May 24 in the clubhouse.

The purpose of obtaining a marine survey, in particular a pre-purchase survey, is to gain as much information as possible about the condition of the vessel.

There are hull surveyors and engine surveyors; both should be dealt with when requesting a pre-purchase survey.

There are also additional types of surveys, such as insurance, damage, etc.

This free presentation will focus mostly on the pre-purchase survey.

A person who does not have much boating experience usually asks the surveyor two questions: “How much does it cost?” and “What do you do?”

The person who has more boating experience probably has been through a survey or two.

Most insurance and lending institutions will require a survey, so that they can gather as much information about the vessel.

The most important parts of a survey are the experience and skills which the surveyor brings to the inspection.

Mackinnon will have some very interesting slides of some of the things he’s seen over the years.

Mackinnon is an Accredited Marine Surveyor with the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors. He has been surveying boats for more than 30 years and has been involved with boats since he was 10 years old.

There will be a social gathering at 6:30 p.m. with the presentation at 7 p.m.

Further information about the Nawiliwili Yacht Club can be found at www.nawiliwiliyachtclub.org.

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